VR Film Places Entire Audience Into A Shared Immersive Experience

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Parallux will unveil a captivating new shared XR technology at Tribeca Immersive. Some would say that this sounds a lot like Oculus Venues , an app that allows you to watch concerts, sports, and other events with friends in VR.

The Yang and the Yin of Immersive Storytelling with Oculus’ Yelena Rachitsky

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The future of VR storytelling will be immersive and interactive. Yelena Rachitsky is an executive producer of experiences at Oculus, and she’s been inspired by how interactive narratives have allowed her to feel like a participant who is more engaged, more present, and more alive.

Tribeca Immersive’s Cinema360 Gives Attendees a New Perspective On Social Causes

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With VR and AR technology becoming increasingly popular, the festival’s organizers created Tribeca Immersive , a program which features not only the Virtual Arcade, but also includes Cinema360, a VR theatre that highlights groundbreaking storytelling told through 360-degree VR films.

Eleven Eleven’s Breakthrough Approach to Immersive Storytelling

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Eleven Eleven is poised to offer audiences a thrilling immersive story that takes place over an eleven minute and eleven second countdown to an extinction level event.

TRIBECA: ‘The Key’ Wins Tribeca’s Storyscape Award For Best Immersive Media

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The Key , which debuted at this years Tribeca Virtual Arcade , immerses you into a world where each challenge you face is filled with dangerous twists and unexpected turns. The experience combines a real actor with fantastical, immersive visuals and achieves a rarity in VR storytelling.

Vox Machinae Hands-On: VR’s Most Immersive Mech Cockpit

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It’s just the most perfect interpretation of how to do a cockpit in VR that takes full advantage of tracked motion controllers like Oculus Touch. It looks nice to sit behind some controls, it helps alleviate motion sickness, and for the most part people it really does sell the immersion.

Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall

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Location-based VR is the culmination of everything we’ve grown to love and expect from immersive technology. Dreamscape Immersive has launched a location-based VR attraction right here in Los Angeles. Alien Zoo lets you walk, soar, and escape alien creatures with friends.

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Vive Immersive Labs shows how VR can make office life better

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A new research by Vive Immersive Labs shows how it can be fundamental to make our office lives better. Vive Immersive Labs has recently decided to verify if Virtual Reality could be used to make the life of white collars better.

Valve Launches Free Steam Audio SDK Beta to Give VR Apps Immersive 3D Sound

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Realistic sound is an important but often underappreciated aspect of the immersion equation in VR. Basic stereo output works well enough for gaming on monitors, where the world is abstracted away from an immersive first-person view.

Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. The official boxes of the Oculus Quest (above) and Vive Focus Plus (below). Oculus Quest and controllers (Image by Oculus).

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Infographic: Valve Index versus Oculus Rift S

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The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot Click To Tweet. The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot, and there are many more AAA games available in the market for the Oculus.

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Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

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This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction Designer at Tender Claws, the studio behind the game, explores how the game achieved significant immersion even on more restrictive mobile VR headsets.

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more.

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

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STXsurreal, the immersive content wing of STX Entertainment , today launched their latest immersive VR video, this time directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez ( Sin City ).

Hands-on: ‘After the Fall’ is a Pretty Zombie Shooter That Doesn’t Understand Immersion

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It’s also worth noting that in the demo I played at the Oculus booth last week I was only playing with one other player, and the demo didn’t show any of the “seamless multiplayer” that developer Vertigo Games says will be a cornerstone of the game.

This Interactive & Immersive Graphic Novel is Built From the Ground Up for VR

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Available for free on the Oculus store , Nanite Fulcrum presents viewers with a series of traditional comic pages to turn; the viewer is immersed in a fitting location for the tone of the story, which slowly fills with 3D ‘collectables’ to pick up and observe as the story progresses.

‘Lone Echo 2’ Announced, Immersive Trailer Available on Rift, Go, & Gear VR

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Oculus today announced Lone Echo 2 , a sequel to the highly praised Lone Echo which was developed by Ready at Dawn and published by Oculus Studios in 2017. Now a little more than a year after the launch of Lone Echo , Oculus today confirmed that Lone Echo 2 is finally on its way.

Technolust Gets Oculus Touch Support Making the Cyberpunk Dystopia More Immersive Than Ever

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Simple: You add Oculus Touch motion controller support, expand the ending with more possibilities, add a dense mini game, and incorporate brand new gameplay and storytelling elements. How do you make an already great game even better?

How Blue Entropy Is Creating Fully Immersive Roomscale VR Games

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Hands-On: Espire.1 Runs Impressively Well On Oculus Quest

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but this time it’s delivered through the immersive means of virtual reality. Now my E3 2019 demo was actually an extra special treat because I got to not only play two levels on Rift S, but then immediately played one of those levels again on the Oculus Quest for a direct comparison.

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Oculus Story Studio Creative Director on ‘Quill’, an Immersive Storytelling Tool

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Oculus Story Studio has been exploring VR storytelling through a series of short narrative experiences starting with Lost and Henry , but they wanted to push the envelope of immersive storytelling with their next short titled Dear Angelica.

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Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest – Specs & Features

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Oculus has announced Rift S, the headset’s fabled hardware refresh that brings with it a modest spec bump and a few other changes to the original Rift that the company hopes will appeal to new entrants in PC VR gaming. Touch controllers, Image courtesy Oculus.

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Microsoft Fires Shots At Rift And Vive, Calls Them ‘Less Immersive’ Than Partner Headsets

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Not only are these devices cheaper than the Oculus Rift and Vive, but Microsoft says they’re better too. Both headsets support Xbox One game streaming on Windows 10 PCs, for starters, but the company’s relationship with Oculus runs even deeper.

YouTube VR App Confirmed For Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is getting the official YouTube VR app, Facebook and Google confirmed today. You can also access YouTube through the Oculus Browser. The app is already available on Daydream, HTC Vive, PSVR, Gear VR, Oculus Go and Oculus Rift.

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‘Dark Corner’ Creates a New Distribution Channel for Immersive Horror

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The Dark Corner app is creating a new distribution channel for immersive horror experiences and 360-degree videos. You can download the Dark Corner app is available on Gear VR , Oculus Rift , Daydream , Android and iOS.

Walmart Acquires VR Startup to Develop ‘Immersive Retail Environments’

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Spatialand creates tools that let content creators transform their 2D work into immersive VR experiences. Together, we will continue to evolve this technology and develop new product exploration through immersive retail environments.

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Oculus Working on Update to Improve Rift S Audio

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Oculus is aware of the sub-par audio quality on Rift S and says that an upcoming update will make a “meaningful difference.” I recently opined that Oculus should release accessories to deal with the issue.

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#740: Facebook/Oculus Head of Experiences on Immersive Storytelling

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Colum Slevin is Facebook/Oculus’ Head of Experiences, and I had a chance to talk about how they’re supporting independent storytellers in a quest of trying.

Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

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Facebook’s standalone 6DOF headset, Oculus Quest hit retail stores on May 21 st , and in just one week after launch, the VR headset was listed as sold out at many U.S. Image Credit: Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus. News Facebook Nathie Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest Sales

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Oculus Headsets Lineup Explained: Should You Wait For Oculus Quest?

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What’s the difference between the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go ? What’s the Oculus Quest ? Read on for our rundown of the current Oculus line-up. Oculus Rift. It’s the flagship product of the Oculus lineup. Oculus Go. Oculus Quest. Oculus Go and Quest are meant for people who don’t own a high-end PC. Oculus facebook Oculus Go Oculus Quest oculus rift VR Headset

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My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

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Next week, on September 26th-27th, Oculus will perform its annual showcase event: Oculus Connect , that has now arrived at its 5th edition. Of course, we still don’t know exactly what will be announced by Oculus/Facebook. Oculus Santa Cruz. Oculus Monterey.

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Oculus Connect 5 mega round-up: all you need to know about Oculus Quest and the other announcements!

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As it is tradition of this little blog, I will write a full round-up of the Oculus Connect 5 , the very important Oculus event that has been held in San Jose on 26th and 27th of September (2018). Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest has been the rockstar of this event. Oculus Go.

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Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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It looks like we’ll have to wait until CES this year to learn if this is more than a positional tracking and 6-DoF tracking update to Gear VR, and whether Samsung is developing their own standalone headsets independent of Facebook’s Oculus Go.

The Magik Gallery Debut was a Landmark Event for Immersive Art

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The Magik Gallery exhibition on May 20 marked a turning point in how the general public and the art establishment will engage with immersive art. ” 3D print of sculpture created in Oculus Medium. It’s designed to showcase the groundbreaking power of immersion.

‘The Unspoken’ Meets Esports: How Insomniac Is Combining Immersion With Competition

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Those are important questions to ask and, luckily, it seems like Insomniac has thought of answers for their upcoming Oculus Touch launch title, The Unspoken [ Review: 9/10 ]. We’re approaching Tron- like levels of immersion and competition.